Dean Ahrens

Dean Ahrens

United States of America
flag icon

Skiing

location point icon

Westminster, CO

Dean was injured in a ski accident at Arapahoe basin in Colorado. He was on the back bowls and doing a jump and ended up losing his footing and thought he was coming down on the snow, but there was a rock under the snow. He came down on the rock, right on his back. He had an L1 burst fracture and bone fragments in his spinal column.  He also had a compression fracture at T7. He had surgery after being airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Colorado. After surgery, he had some pretty good movement in his left leg and sensation in his right. Four days after surgery, the movement and the sensation went away. Children’s Hospital Colorado did an MRI and was unaware of what happened initially. Once we were at Craig Hospital, they redid testing and discovered he had a spinal stroke.  Following the spinal stroke, his level of injury is now at T5.

“Never give up“

high fives badge

High Fives has provided:

$6500 towards Home Renovations

Dean Ahrens

Past Camp Participation

We are working on getting this athlete to a camp ASAP!

Athlete Blogs

No items found

High Fives Athletes

Pat Lynn

ADAPTIVE SPORT

Meet Pat

Deavon Tabish-Moran

ADAPTIVE SPORT

Ski

Meet Deavon

Patrick Davidson

ADAPTIVE SPORT

Bike

Meet Patrick

Matt Etzell

ADAPTIVE SPORT

Ski

Meet Matt

Marshall Evans

ADAPTIVE SPORT

Mountain Bike

Meet Marshall

David Nicholls

ADAPTIVE SPORT

Hockey

Meet David

Kelly Butler

ADAPTIVE SPORT

Bike

Meet Kelly

Brian Hart

ADAPTIVE SPORT

Surf

Meet Brian

Bassem Mansour

ADAPTIVE SPORT

Ski

Meet Bassem

Nathan Smids

ADAPTIVE SPORT

Surfing

Meet Nathan